Android 4.3 Update For T-Mobile Branded HTC One Rolling Out Within “Next Few Days”
The President of HTC America, Jason Mackenzie, has taken to Twitter yet again, this time to announced that the company has just received certification for the longly-awaited Android 4.3 update for T-Mobile carrier-branded One handsets in the U.S. The anticipated over-the-air (OTA) upgrade will be rolled out to all devices within the “next few days.”
Tmo us htc one users. Good news. We received certification today on 4.3. You will find update on your phones within next few days.
— Jason Mackenzie (@JasonMacHTC) October 16, 2013
The One was released back in March, 2013, and features a stunning 4.7-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage (not expandable), a 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear-facing camera and a 2,300 mAh battery.
The update brings a multitude of new features to the handset, including: Autocomplete, Bluetooth Smart support, Restricted Profiles and Enhanced Photo Daydream, to name but a few. The full changelog can be seen below:
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean & Sense 5.5.
- Autocomplete – just start touching numbers or letters and the dial pad will suggest phone numbers or names. To turn on this feature, open your phone app settings and enable “Dial pad autocomplete.”
- OpenGL ES 3.0 – Android now supports the latest version of the industry standard for high performance graphics.
- Additional language support – Android is now translated in Africaans, Amharic (አማርኛ), Hindi (हिंदी), Swahili (Kiswahili), and Zulu (IsiZulu).
- Hebrew, Arabic, and other RTL (right-to-left) – now supported in the home screen, settings, and Phone, People, and Keep apps.
- Easier text input – an improved algorithm for tap-typing recognition makes text input easier.
- Lower latency input for gamepad buttons and joysticks.
- Location detection through Wi-Fi – use Wi-Fi to detect location without turning on Wi-Fi all the time.
- Bluetooth Smart support.
- Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 support – display song names on a car stereo.
- Disabled apps tab – check which apps are disabled in Settings > Apps.
- Restricted profiles – put your tablet into a mode with limited access to apps and content.
- Setup wizard simplification – getting started on Android is easier thanks to the ability to correct previous input, and because of streamlined user agreements.
- Faster user switching – switching users from the lock screen is now faster.
- Enhanced photo daydream – navigate through interesting albums.
The update is expected to start its rollout pretty soon. So if you own a T-Mobile-branded device, there’s never been a better time to head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade.